Walking

Walking trail

Woolbeding Landscapes

Walking trail

This is a gentle walk taking in wildlife, riverside views and wide open landscapes.

Blue and black banded demoiselle damselflies rest on a reed  at the edge of the river Rother

Map

Woolbeding landscapes map

Start:

Woolbeding Parkland car park, grid ref: SU 87481 21970

1

Face the signboard, take the path to your right; cross a small track and follow beneath the line of pylons. Enjoy the views to your right, overlooking the South Downs. Continue over the brow of the hill and descend 100 metres to a place where paths meet.

2

From the track junction, go left, then the first right, which heads down the valley - you're in heathland here, a mixture of bell heather, ling, and dwarf gorse. Continue until you reach where another path crosses the way. There's a small shady pond to your right.

3

Keep straight on down the valley towards the house at the bottom. Turn right, and follow the track until you reach the lane.

4

Look for the waymarker to your right, on the opposite said of the lane, the follow the footpath through the trees out into the open field. Continue along the hedgerow, cross the style, then turn left and go downhill through the fields, going under the pylons and along the next field; at the bottom, turn right along Stedham Lane.

5

Within 50 metres, to your left you'll see a waymarker pointing to a steeply descending path beside ancient beech trees. Head down the path to the bottom, by the river, where you'll find Stedham ford and old mill. Keep this side of the river Rother turn left and follow the riverside path. Continue, passing over a small wooden bridge, until you pass through a wooden gate, through the next field. Before the end of the field, turn left at a wooden gate leading up into the woods.

End:

Woolbeding Parkland car park, grid ref: SU 87481 21970

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Terrain

Gentle, easy going underfoot, some stiles and slopes. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Please note that there may be livestock in some areas.

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Contact us

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How to get here

Address
Woolbeding Parkland car park, off the A272 near Midhurst
By train

Haslemere Station, 8 miles; then Countryliner bus 70 or 71 to Midhurst bus station.

By road

Woolbeding is 3 miles north of Midhurst; take turning signposted Woolbeding from A272 and the car park is immediately on the right or park near the Half Moon pub at Midhurst and follow the public footpath which leads to the parkland.

By foot

Southern part of estate is close to Midhurst - take footpath signposted from the Half Moon pub, on north side of A272 (Petersfield Road); Woolbeding Common is on the Serpent Trail, connecting local heathlands.

By bus

From Midhurst bus station, take Countryliner 92 bus and alight at Half Moon pub, 2 miles from Midhurst; follow public footpaths down to the parkland.

By bicycle

From Chichester take Centurion Way to West Dean. Midhurst is a further 6 miles north on A286.

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Facilities and access

  • The nearby Half Moon pub serves food every day and has toilets for patrons (not NT)